Competitions Intro




The Berkshire Executive and Berkshire Schools Union responsibities for these three areas splits between:

Danny Pratt, Senior Competitions & CB Rugby Chairman who is supported by Dave McAteer. This area includes Berkshire Cup & Plate, Berkshire Vets, Berkshire Womens Festival, Berkshire Floodlit Sevens and Returning Students 10s. Berkshire County RFU would like to thank Sue and Kevin Flynn for their 15-year contribution in running the Berkshire Floodlit Sevens having stepped down in 2015.

Berkshire County RFU will be undertaking a review of the Berkshire Cup & Plate and the Berkshire Vets for 2015/16 after the disappointing outcomes last season. The Berkshire Floodlit Sevens is successful and will continue. The success of the Berkshire Womens Festival and the Returning Students 10s will be built on with the possibility of adding additional formats of the game. Mike Crawshaw will organise the Returning Students section for 2015/16.

Danny Pratt, Senior Competitions & CB Rugby Chairman, Email:  Mobile: 07843 626917.

Dave McAteer, RFU Council Rep, Email:  Mobile: 07976 6703650.

Mike Crawshaw, Youth Chairman covering Youth Club Competitions organised by the county. This includes the Berkshire Youth Leagues (U14s & U15s), the OBB U16s Leagues and the OBB U18s Colts Leagues. The role encompasses reviewing the structure of these leagues with the clubs, and for the U16s  and Colts liaising with his counterparts in Oxfordshire RFU and Buckinghamshire RFU. He is ably supported by Janette Tichband and Steve Cullen in terms of administering the fixtures and results.

Having Division One and Two in U14s & U15s and three tiers at U16s and U18s Colts enables appropriate competition to be provided. This is further enhanced by having the critical mass of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire teams entering at U16s and U18s Colts.

For U13s, the clubs will not have leagues but a two-tiered Knockout competition of Cup, Plate & Vase post-Xmas with a Finals day at the end of the season. Our strategy is to use 2015/16 as a transition season for 2016/17 when the RFU Regulations change to stop U13s & U14s Leagues. So in 2016/17, U14s will continue with Cups and there will be Cups for U13s.

Mike Crawshaw, Youth Chairman, Email: Mobile: 07450 574299.

Richard Pryor, Berkshire Schools Union Chairman covering all the schools competitions organised by the BSU from U7s to U18s across the county. He is ably supported by Dan Whiteman, our RFU Rugby Development Manager and his Community Rugby Coach colleagues and school staff. Richard is assisted by Mike Crawshaw, with strategy and funding and by the RFU staff on club:school links.

Richard Pryor, Berkshire Schools Union Chairman Email: Mobile: 07970 484543



Updated 16th April 2016..


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